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Jan 15, 2010 8:00pm EST
. they'll play the next two in washington. last year, chicago won three out of four but if there is one wizards you can count on placed on his play recently, that's antawn jamison, the subject of our -- >> he's not your proet toep power forward -- -- prototype power forward. he's the team's leader and co- captain. antawn jamison's been a model of consistency both to on and off the court. he's led the teaming in scoring over the last two sense. over the last ten games, he's taken the level of play higher. his shooting around right around 50% both from the field and 3-point range. he's had to log more minutes because of injuries and play lack of play from other. he's been even more productive, his work before the orlando game, about being role models and making the city proud were inspirational and needed to be said. he spoke from the heart. and followed it up with one of those antawn performances, 28 points, 11 rebounds in a wizard victory. look all you fans following "the wiz" ardz, it's not fun seeing the team struggle and lose but it's a pleasure to watch jamison play the game, especi
Jan 13, 2010 8:00pm EST
on washington. and ed says it is on brendan haywood. that will be his third personal foul. so right away flip saunders shows he has the best. andray blatche in for brendan haywood. >> phil: he just got 28 seconds left. certainly doesn't want to lose him. give him a chance to pick up another personal. but going back to last play it is also about the front line here an even though you have collins in there. collins was in there. but josh smith. those guys are really active. very difficult to box them out. not to say that you still don't put that effort to do that. but very active. >> steve: wizards very quietly on a 7-0 run. they have cut the lead to 14. michael bibby pulls up over andray blatche. short. butler has it. comes the other way. flip saunders calling an offensive play. shot winding down. butler is short. jumper is good with is.6 seconds to play in the half. williams long shot. not good. and the wizards end on a 9-0 joe johnson. an blach blap. >> steve: wizards trail the hawks 45-33 after atlanta led by as many as 22 but washington closes out that first half on a 9-0 run and they a
Jan 28, 2010 6:38pm EST
this team is. >> now earlier on washington post live will the caps go for their 9th straight win as panthers come to town. good news for florida they are in second place. 21 points behind washington. we will get you ready for the opening face off at 6:30 p.m. here on comcast sportsnet. >> coming up, well, it is that classic game of he said she said. gilbert arenas, tells the commissioner to go ahead and suspend him? not according to the commissioner. >> hear what magic johnson has to say on agent 0s suspension when geico sportsnite returns. >> and jim zorn may not have to travel far for his next job the latest on where the z man may end up. this is geico sportsnite anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. get hou he3 mo hingat? ow t som een g toyou. you lo--utte so c i .. i lo i .
Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
against the clock, sitting survivors still trapped. last night, a washington, d.c. man was rescued underneath a collapsed building. >> on either side of us were these huge pillars. there was no way. we were all in that same spot. >> the state department says 207 american citizens have been evacuated from haiti. survivors are not getting the help they need and frustration is growing. rescue efforts are stalled because the airport is overwhelmed. there's not enough room for airplanes to land. airplanes have had to circle the air for released an hour. the airports have taken charge of the airport traffic control, and navy vessels of turn into staging grounds. >> we have conducted relief operations during the day. we bring the forces back to the ship at night. >> there's no fresh water. food is scarce. medical supplies are running low. they say time is running out. >> they will have 72 hours or so to take care of the life- threatening injuries. people are dying every minute. >> they're running out of room to take and in thousands of bodies on streets and outside of collapsed hospitals.
Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
to washington to deal with flight security lapses after an attempt to blow up a plane. >>> and a bitter cold arctic blast. the windchill is going to make it feel like temperatures in the teens and even the single digits. >>> but we begin with a report that two washington wizards players pulled guns on each other at the verizon center. good evening. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm doreen gentzler. gilbert arenas reportedly pulled a gun on fellow teammate javarris crittenden. the report comes from the "new york post," but we've learned that d.c. police are looking into the matter. pat collins is at the verizon center with more this afternoon. >> doreen, guns. star athletes. a locker room. a police investigation. sounds like a recipe for a scandal. and the wizar say they're taking this situation seriously and cooperating fully. explosive allegations in the "new york post" saying wizards star gilbert arenas pulled a gun on teammate javarris crittenden. the "post" says it happened in the team locker room during an argument over a gambling debt. the paper says that arenas drew a gun on crittenden and
Jan 7, 2010 11:00am EST
begin with a developing story in northwest washington. the parkway has been re-opened after a couple of incents caused an ugly morning commute. they were apparently unrelated. first some smoking wires under the pennsylvania avenue bridge. the second a death investigation under the m street bridge. news4's there with more on all the problems this caused for commuters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. look behind me. you can see traffic is once again flowing across this bridge that carries pennsylvania avenue over rock creek. we're in the 2700 block of pennsylvania avenue but utility crews remain on the scene trying to get to the source of the fire early this morning. there were two incidents here. while utility crews are dealing with that one, a short distance away police are dealing with the other. the morning's incident started out with a report of smoke along the rock creek parkway, starting on a bridge that carries pennsylvania avenue. >> as firefighters arrived on the scene they found pretty heavy smoke issuing from under neath the pennsylvania avenue bridge. did cal
Jan 13, 2010 11:00am EST
. here in washington, president obama is vowing a swift response from the u.s. this rescue and recovery effort will be complex and challenging, as we move resources into haiti, we will be working closely with partners on the ground, including the many ngos from haiti and across haiti. the united nations stabilization mission, which appears to have suffered its own losses, and our partners in the region and around the world. this must truly be an international effort. >> the most powerful earthquake to strike haiti in more than 200 years. it was felt as far away as cuba. >> it is a disaster of enormous proportions, one that demands a comparable relief effort. as a result this morning, aid is pouring in from around the world. fairfax county's urban search and rescue team is among those who have answered the call. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us live from dulles international airport, where that team is getting ready to deploy. tracee? >> reporter: good morning, joe. they are still getting ready to deploy, but the good news is they've got their cargo plane here, passenger plane standing b
Jan 23, 2010 1:00pm EST
? >> look, the business cycle is more powerful than washington. washington likes to, or has the illusion they have some control over the economy in the near term. the electorate likes to share that illusion. it's just not true. this business cycle turning, as it was turning -- >> when you say "the business cycle" what are you talking about? like the weather cycle? >> no. look, we live in a free market economy. a capitalist economy. part and parcel of a capitalist economies are upswings and downswings in economic activity. it has nothing to do with stimulus package or bad policy or good policy. it's going to happen anyway. all right? there's been -- i think we've had for a couple of decades a relatively moderate business cycle, and a lot of patting ourselves on the back saying we did a good job. we may have just been lucky to a degree. >> chris, you looked puzzled by that. >> not puzzled but i disagree. i think we are being, we are giving the government and not just the u.s. government, but global governments, far too little credit, and we are forgetting how terrible things were in 2008.
Jan 4, 2010 3:00pm EST
, everybody, happy new year, tamron. i'm live in washington. >> good to see you. i'm tamron hall live in new york. big picture at this hour, counter-terrorism officials have now added dozens of people onto that terror watch list and no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. more than 500,000 names are currently in the database as nbc news first reported, the government checked thousands of names in the system after the christmas day bombing attempt aboard a detroit-bound northwest airlines jet. attempted bombing suspect umar abdulmutallab was in the data, but key point not on the no-fly list. >>> new rules went into effect for travelers flying to the united states from overseas. all passengers from or traveling through 14 countries considered high-risk are to receive full body patdowns and have their carry-on luggage opened and inspected. let's bring in tom costello. the new rules took into effect today. you were detailing how intense the security was, even yourself patted down head to toe. >> i was coming in from brussels, not on the list of countrie
Jan 6, 2010 4:00pm EST
rejoice. the washington redskins have a new head coach. what mike shanahan is saying about his plans to lead the team to victory. >>> signed, seal, and today he was delivered. hello, everybody. i'm jim hanley. >> i'm wendy rieger. >>> first we have breaking news about washington wizards star gilbert arenas. let's go live to lindsay and dan. what happened today? >> hey, guys. nationally this has been a much bigger story than the mike shanahan issue. today, gilbert arenas has been suspended indefinitely by nba commissioner david stern. due to his ongoing conduct, gilbert arenas not fit to take the court in an nba game. i think anybody that saw the sports page this morning, gilbert's clowning around is not helping his cause. >> it's not. people look at different things that he does as far as the social networking, the twitter. i think that the powers that be obviously look at the kind of behavior that he has besides the incident that they are disciplining him for. they say there is an issue that has to be taken care of. >> gilbert brought some guns into the locker room, played a p
Jan 30, 2010 2:00pm EST
for washington state. and on the wing in the defensive zone. >> miles: coach bone talked about when they were practicing this zone defense yesterday, they want to recognize who the shooters are. they want to make gaddy a jump shooter. he's only shooting 2-17 from the three point line. they want to extend out to isaiah thomas if he catches out behind the line. >> steve: right now it seems like washington state is matching washington with their defensive intensity. and clay thompson coming in, we told you missed the bus yesterday just by a few minutes. they held it up to him, but because he did not get to the bus in time, did not start, he comes in and two minutes into the game with a 3-0 lead. >> miles: when you're used to starting, we'll see how that can affect your psyche. and great back to back back cut down the floor for the could you arrests. that's how you beat overplay on defense. >> steve: early in this game reggie moore not playing like a freshman. >> steve: here's breshers. he's alone in the middle and drops it home. >> miles: did g. strong move over casto, the leading shot blocker.
Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
in pakistan today, and said they've been tortured. the men-- all young muslims from the washington, d.c., area-- have been in custody since december on suspicion of planning attacks inside pakistan. as their prison van drove by reporters, they shouted, "we're being tortured." prison officials and police refuted those claims. the president of ukraine, victor yushchenko, was eliminated from that country's presidential contest over the weekend. he was one of the architects of the so-called "orange revolution" five years ago, but won only 5% in the first round of voting. opposition leader viktor yanukovich, who lost the presidency to yuschenko in 2005, had the lead. his closest challenger was prime minister and orange heroine yulia tymoshenko. they will face each other in a runoff set for february 7. in chile, sunday's presidential election brought the first political shift to the right since general augusto pinochet's dictatorship ended in 1990. sebastian pinera, a billionaire conservative, won almost 52% of the runoff vote. his supporters rallied in streets across the country. pinera campaigned
Jan 22, 2010 11:00am EST
until 5:00 this evening. and thousands of people have flocked to washington today. they're reacting to that legacy of roe v. wade. the march for life may well be the biggest event, but it's not the only one. tracee wilkins joins usive from downtown washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, joe. we're here on the mall where folks are making their way down here for the opening ceremonies for the march for life. you can see, they're crowding in here very quickly, but earlier this morning, there was a special program meant just for the pro-life teenagers. ♪ all god's people say amen >> reporter: it looks like a rock concert, except for the priests pushing it up and the party nuns. >> i feel like it's just celebrating life and it's just so exuberant and such a good experience. >> reporter: this pro-life rally and mass for life is meant for young adults and children. there aren't pictures of aborted fetuses or mangled small bodies here. those images are replaced with signs talking of regret after abortion and celebrating the life. it's the kind of delivery that's catching on. >>
Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
for the day, washington 46. 41 in denver. 60 in l.a. 77 in tampa and miami. i'm reynolds look fwolf for hln. >>> we live our lives online, buying plane tickets, paying bills. why not fitness? we asked them to look at the coolest new online fitness tools. check outfitness orbit, real life fitness trainer online. >> i like the fact you can pick the activity level you're in. whether you have a desk job, a frequent traveler. >> reporter: your trainer can adjust your fitness goals on a daily basis. if nutrition is more your focus, check out an online meal plan you. >> the option of choosing from fast food, home cooked meals and each meal type opg, that's an emphasis on healthy choices. >> reporter: it comes complete with recipes, shopping list and cost per meal calculator. if all you feed is a little inspiration, a free healthy tips e-mail called healthy mondays may be your one-stop shop. >> i think healthy mondays is a great program used in conjunction with ornishtives. >> reporter: healthy monday is a free tool but the other two come with membership fees. >>> a woman who survived the devastati
Jan 10, 2010 8:00am EST
. >> good morning, washington. it is a cold morning out there. looking at doppler, look at the temperatures around the region. 18 degrees on the eastern shore. 17 in baltimore. at washington national airport, 20 degrees right now. you factor winds, we have wind chills in the single digits. let's show you the forecast for today. plenty of sunshine out there. we will be warm at midday, if you can call it that, to about 30 degrees. maybe 32 to 35 the high. sunny, breezy, and chilly out there. and our cold time is going to continue right into tuesday and into wednesday when we finally start to see some moderation. we will see temperatures rising to 45 by thursday. just a little snow shower activity into thursday. enjoy your sunday, and thank you for watching. have you gotten your seasonal flu vaccination? great - but your work's not done yet. we still need to get the h1n1 flu vaccination. you, me -- we should all get one. the vaccine is safe and proven effective against this highly contagious new strain of flu virus. we can help prevent the spread of this virus if we aljust roll up our sleeves.
Jan 5, 2010 4:00pm EST
but updated lists are not yet deployed. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> we are waiting for president obama to speak. we'll bring that to you as soon as he comes out. >>> there was a security scare in bakersfield, california, today. a checked bag tested positive for possible traces of hazardous materials. two tsa workers were reportedly overcome by fumes from the substance. the airport was evacuated and flights in and out of the airport were suspended. a hazmat team determined the substance was not explosive. >>> tonight, secret service is investigating a third person who was able to crash the white house state winner last november. the "washington post" identified the uninvited guest as carlos allen, a d.c. party promoter. allen is founder of hush society magazine. he was a guest here in november when he discussed his organization's plan to provide thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate. allen reportedly came into the party with the indian delegation. secret service is trying to determine how the salahis got into that dinner. the president was never in any danger bec
Jan 18, 2010 5:00am EST
is on the comfort and will be filing reports throughout the week. >>> washington-area residents displayed a mass show of support for the haitian relief effort. they showed up with food, diapers and supplies to help the victims of the quake. the outpouring of support was so overwhelming the embassy storage rooms were unable to hold all of the donations. >> any truck companies that can help us with truck and transportation, any storage spaces, companies that can give us space we would really appreciate that. >> reporter: as always, organizers say money the easiest thing to donate to help those in haiti, primarily because the infrastructure needed to transport materials simply doesn't exist. >> view more coverage on the haiti earthquake anytime at click on the banner at the top of the home page for more on how to help plus details on local fund-raising events. >>> today's martin luther king holiday is often a call to serve for millions across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memoria
Jan 6, 2010 5:00am EST
coach of the washington redskins. 9news disital correspondent alex trevino joins us with the latest. >> reporter: it's quiet at redskins park. there has been a lot of celebrating going on since the second that mike shanahan signed and agreed to be the head football coach. really the minute he landed here on the plane. the deal is that mike shanahan will be coach and vice president of football operations. inside sources say that he will have final say on all redskins football matters. >>> reporter: just two days after jim zorn's for seen departure, mike shanahan agreed to his salary he had with the denver broncos. the first two seasons the broncos will pay half that figure. the deal was reportedly signed at redskins park last night. he then posed for pictures with dan snyder. we spoke to several redskins players after the news broke last night. >> my agent texted me and told me mike shanahan will be the new head coach. i think it will be great. this will give us a chance to really compete having that experience and leadership in there. it will be unbelievable. >> great day in washing
Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
in the technology story. unfortunately right now i cannot control what comes out of washington. it is having an impact right now on our markets, and the only thing, the question, gary, at the top of the show said this, do you think the highs are in for the year? i do not believe they are. that's why i continue to fight on. i continue to believe in the positions that have good fundamental stories, good earnings, and i try to navigate around that. >> joe makes a good point. think things not under our control. greek bonds blowing out. this is the other thing we're worrying about. think that's why the markets are selling. there's a lot of news that could happen over the weekend. i think we could get something supportive of greece this weekend but when you talk about concerns over china, people are thinking there may be a point of mpls. i don't think china has a credit problem. you know, ultimately -- i think this is about the dollar. today's data in the states was fantastic. all three, you know, announcements this morning, gdp, consumer confidence, china pmi were all very bullish, and that to me
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
a "the washington post." the administration requested to the $92 million in aid for haiti including $33 million for improving government services and $62 million for economic growth. orlando, fla., on the independent line. caller: geographically in haiti is right on our doorstep. the issue is to get the supplies there as quickly as possible to the suffering people. it has been three days. i understand the airport is congested and there is destroyed infrastructure. i believe that there is an aircraft carrier coming with helicopters. host: yes, according to a "the wall street journal," is another aircraft carrier on its way. caller: this was a war maneuver, believe me, that aircraft carrier would have been there. the supplies would have been lowered down to the people. i have one more comment. the caller from arkansas that says it is not our responsibility to foot the bill, if he is a christian what about being your brother's keeper? is it more convenient to cherry pick? host: leesburg, va., on our life for democrats. caller: first, i think we should write off the pat robertson comment be
Jan 2, 2010 6:00pm EST
to make hollywood a really potent force in washington, and he built a fund-raising machine such as had not existed in hollywood before. and he became -- he became really -- he was somebody who could call any president on the phone. his relationship -- he began by raising money for jfk, but he wasn't -- he was never close to jfk. but then with johnson, he found somebody whom he really admired enormously and felt close to. and after that, it continued. i mean, nixon he wasn't so close to, but there was a republican at mca who had the relationship with nixon. and then reagan -- well, wasserman had been his agent back starting in 1939, so they had a relationship over decades of great reciprocity. and clinton wasserman was crazy about. i remember he said to me, you know, don't get me started on bill clinton. i'll sound like a lovesick teenager. c-span: connect the connie bruck dots for me. you have been in new york. you're married to a former congressman who was here in washington for a while, but you live in los angeles. when did all -- explain all that. where did you start in
Jan 31, 2010 7:00am EST
for a lot of people from texas to washington. they're dealing with the aftermath of a powerful winter storm. >>> and organizers of tonight's grammy awards show say expect an extravagant tribute to michael jackson. but it's the role his kids will play that is causing a buzz. >>> you're watching "hln" on the last day of january 2010. as always, great to see you. i'm susan hendricks. our top story, haitian authorities are detaining ten americans they have charged with child trafficking. the five men and five women are from an idaho-based charity called new life children's refuge. now, the group says it thought the 33 children were orphans and it was going to house them in the dominican republic. one member claims dominican officials agreed to allow them in without the required paperwork. people in their hometown say they are on a god-given mission. >> i'm convinced that nothing will stand in the way of him accomplishing his purpose through this whole team. and i know that even as we speak and the ten people that are sitting in the haitian jail right now are convinced of the same. >> the haitia
Jan 25, 2010 2:20am EST
command over various al qaeda offshoots. rachel martin has more on the recording from washington. >> in his latest message, osama bin laden claims the christmas day bomber as one of his own and takes responsibility for the attack. the bin laden message comes as new details emerge about the attack and how it was handled. according to the associated press abdulmutallab arrived at a local hospital at 2:00 p.m. escorted by detroit police. there he made incriminating statements to a doctor about trying to detonate an explosive. around 3:30 fbi agents began interviewing the suspect in his hospital room where he talked openly about his links to al qaeda operatives in yemen. ten hours after the incident when investigators told him he had the rit to remain silent, he did. >> he was cooperating until he got a lawyer. now, that -- that makes it almost impossible for us to pursue the leads that the christmas bomber might have. that to me is unbelievable. >> reporter: some lawmakers say if bin laden is calling abdulmutallab one of his soldiers the u.s. should treat him like an enemy combatant
Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
around the region. 28-degree in washington. 26 in baltimore. dulles at 27 degrees. winchester, 4 and at ocean city, it is 26 degrees. your forecast for today looks like this. you will see a mix of clouds and sun. i think mostly clouds i'm few flurries possible through the course of the day. highs in the mid 0s. let's get to julie wright to get an update on traffic. >> we'll check out the ride courtesy of the crew in sky fox. the beltway is not looking so bad. for those traveling off of northbound i-95, you are definitely slow as you work your way northbound leaving potomac mills headed out towards route one. you will find more slow traffic as you work your way out of newington headed up to the springfield interchange. traffic headed northbound slowing out of springfield north of 644 continuing across the beltway and out towards edsall road and up towards duke street. this is pretty typical for your morning commute. below speed headed out towards landmark and the traffic slows again crossing the 14th street bridge headed out towards the exits for the southeast- southwest freeway.
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
five countiecounties, and the ne hours could be critical. >>> and a rerows welcome in washington from republicans, but will he be the democrats' worst enemy? our cameras are there as scott brown makes his d.c. debut. >>> hundreds of survivors, many orphans, are near death this morning. doctors, unable to get their hands on basic medical supplies to save them. another aftershock rattling port-au-prince over night. no reports of injuries, no significant damage, just a lot of rattled nerves, an ambitious task set to begin in a week, and it's a logistical nightmare, the relocation of 400,000 homeless haitians to newly-built settlements on the outskirts of the capital. and stunning images showing the earthquake's sheer force. time-lapsed photos of the government's tax office the moment that it came tumbling down. >> there's also a critical development this morning altogether the main harbor in port-au-prince, inspiring much needed hope. the pier has been repaired. it's far from fully functional, but life-saving food and medical supplies can now be unloaded by sea. chris lawrence is li
Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
a mediocre two-term president. and i believe that. you know, there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get re-elected. that's not our job description. and i don't want to look back on my time here and say to myself, all i was concerned about was nurturing my own popularity. >> hey, welcome to "morning joe." we are live from chicago where last night mika and i went to a book event for her book, "all things at once" and had a great crowd out there. very cold in chicago this morning. the talk last night and the talk in washington today is going to be about president obama's state of the union address. and he's, of course, going to be delivering that tomorrow. and we've got a lot to talk about including a spending freeze that predictably has people on the far left angry and the people on the far right angry. and we'll figure out why everybody's so darn angry in a little bit. good morning. it's tuesday, january 26th. and willie, take us around the table up in new york. >> good morning, joe. i know you, too, don't want to get caught up in y
Jan 7, 2010 4:30am EST
johnson is in washington with more. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the administration has spent nearly two weeks identifying flaws in our national security system. this report is expected to highlight key details and changes that can be made to prevent a future attack. the intelligence report on the botched bombing of flight 253 is expected to be blunt and honest. >> the review will simply identify and make recommendations as to what was lacking and what needs to be strengthened. >> reporter: it will apparently show where security present downs occurred allowing umar farouk abdulmutallab to allegedly board the u.s.-bound jetliner with hidden explosives. >> even though there was sufficient evidence out will to suggest that this individual was dangerous, nobody put the pieces together. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. border security reportedly didn't know about his alleged extremist ties until he was already in the air. according to the "los angeles times," authorities planned to question him when he landed, but by then, it was too late. president obama is
Jan 12, 2010 4:30am EST
and human growth or hormone, he said it was foolish and a mistake. whit johnson is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the liz continues to grow, that is the number of major league baseball players now admit to go using steroids. but mark mcgwire is a huge name and he kept the secret from not on you his fan, but his family. he's finally taking a crack at setting the record straight. >> i've let a lot of people down. doesn't feel good. >> reporter: the former st. louis card natural admits using anabolic steroids throughout the 90s, including 1998, the year he br baseball's single season home run record. mcgwire insists he took performance enhancing drugs to overcome injuries, not swing the bat harder. >> i was using steroids thinking it was going to help me. it was brought to my attention that it was going to help me heal faster, make my body feel back to normal. >> reporter: mcgwire says he wanted to get this off his chest in 2005 when he was here testifying before a congressional committee. he says he didn't because he wasn't granted immunity. >> i'm no
Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
morning. i'm harry smith in washington d.c. >> i'm maggie rodriguez in new york. harry, such a crucial speech for the president tonight. >> i know. remember a year ago we were sitting right here overlooking the capitol anticipating the inauguration and talking about the energy in this city. we wonder if this president has in him the ability to readdress the american people tonight and say we want to start over again. we'll find out about the state of the union address in just a little bit. >> but we begin this morning here in new york with that bombshell announcement from the world's number one automaker. toyota has ordered a temporary stop to eight of its models. they won't sell them, they won't even produce them due to safety concerns. susan koeppen is in pittsburgh with all of the details. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this is a company that is already reeling from two major recalls involving millions of vehicles including the popular camry. toyota, the world's number one automaker, has been dealing with accelerator problems publicly for months. the first r
Jan 7, 2010 12:00pm EST
by the morning. not a major one but still enough in washington to be of concern. >> we want everyone to know we will be watchin the snowfall and its effects on your commute. "good morning washington" will start early tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we will let you know what is going on. we are certainly not the only ones dealing with this winter weather. a record-breaking chilled is hitting two-thirds of this country. in denver temperatures will not climb out of the single digits all week. heavy snow made driving treacherous. >> i am from scotland and i thought it was cold there. >> you have to make friends with the cold. there is no escaping it. >> the freezing temperatures are also creek in the south. people from south carolina to louisiana -- temperatures are bracing ithe south. people are trying to keep crops from freezing. >>> the bratt creek parkway is open again but today it turned into a parking lot. the problem was a fire at the pennsylvania avenue bridge. that had drivers scrambling for new routes which snarled traffic around georgetown. >> the morning cute is nothing short of a mess. >> i don'
Jan 25, 2010 3:35am EST
by passengers and the united airlines flight from washington, d.c. to las vegas was diverted to denver on saturday. passengers say the man tried to open the door and enter the cockpit before they tackled him. the man has been released for medical evaluation. prosecutors in denver will decide if he will face any charges. >>> the big sports story today, the matchup for super bowl new orleans saints are heading to their first-ever title game after beating the vikings with an overtime field goal. final score of the turnover-plagued game, 31-28. earlier in indianapolis it was peyton manning and the colts beating the jets 30-17. at one point in the first half, tholtsre then they scored the next 24 defense of the jet so again, it is the coltus 7th, in miami. i think we csafelet the hype begin. >> yes, it's going to be a good matchup twooes yerda regardless tcom i thought. very exciting. >> i always look forward to the commercials. the most important part of the super bowl. >>> here's your monday forecast. stormy on the east coast. heavy rain and flooding from the carolinas windy with lighn oi
Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
have been ordered to shut down too. allan chernoff is in washington this morning. a drastic move by toyota, 57% of the autos it makes, it's really an extraordinary number. >> reporter: absolutely, it is exceptional, john. these are vehicles that the company recalled six days ago, recalling, well, that's a pretty common step. but to take them off the market? absolutely exceptional. toyota is putting a not for sale sign on some of the most popular vehicles in america. eight models are affected, all were recalled just six days ago because the accelerator can get stuck in a partly depressed position, or it may return too slowly to an idle position. >> it's so unusual, it's not just a recall, which is expensive, they're actually going to stop selling some of their most popular models. >> reporter: the rav 46789, corolla, matrix, highlander, tundra and is a coy ya. in a statement, toyota said helping ensure the confidence in toyota are very important to our company, this action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. all of the vehicles are made in north america. plants in indiana, t
Jan 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
and to provide that for public safety. what we need to see is leadership, here in washington. you have heard or you will hear from the public safety people who say how important this is that we are able to communicate and not just law enforcement to law enforcement but law enforcement talking to fire services to emergency services people. everyone must be able to communicate. they must be able to talk and send data between each other and it's very important that the people in washington, our leaders and elected officials take a leadership position and provide us with the tools so we can make our communities at home safe. >> thank you, chief lane. i introduce chief bob hendricks. >> i represent about 120 chiefs of the major cities across the united states. and the thing i guess that is most important here is to recognize that this is not just about big cities, this is about all of those communities and all can benefit from it. and what we have learned is that because of economist of scale and -- economies of scale and so many factors by allocating this particular brand will allow the patrol p
Jan 14, 2010 8:00pm EST
embassy here in washington. we are bringing in some capabilities, communications capabilities that came in yesterday. we are making that available to the haitian government so that we can rebuild the capacity of theç government to be able to function and to, most of portly, to be able to communicate to the haitian people. one has to step back and say that he has obviously taken a devastating blow. and this has damaged the fundamental capabilities of haitian society as well as the capabilities of the haitian government. clearly, the haitian government was challenged before the earthquake two days ago. but we have been working with haiti. it is one of the reasons we have a lot of americans working there working in a variety of capacities, to help build the capacity of the haitian government. that process was ongoing at the time of this tragedy. so we are committed to helping the haitian government restore its capacity to function effectively. in our conversations with the haitian government, we have -- they have made clear to us what their priorities are, and we believe the support we a
Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we will show you some of the comments this morning. we will ask you about whether more regulation is needed to prevent financial excess. the numbers to call, for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. make sure that you turn down your television or radio when you call in. if you have called in within the last 30 days, give others a chance to call this morning. you can also send us an e-mail or contact enforce those regulations on the books. off of the subject a little bit, i wish to those republicans would have their sons and granddaughters in the marine corps. host: marion, illinois. you are next. ben bernanke urges prevention of crisis. we will show you some of his comments from sunday when he spoke at an annual meeting for the academic economics annual meeting association. open-" policy -- "policy was at best for home prices. for one thing, there were many home price bubbles in many parts of the world. new zealand and sweden had tighter monetary policy, yet their home prices rose a more
Jan 5, 2010 6:00am EST
officials were concerned small lee extremists might set off explosives in washington, d.c., as president obama took the oath of office. they did not know it was a false alarm. defense secretary, robert gates was taken to a secret location, just in case. >> one thing agreed was to keep robert gates, the defense security in a secret location in case the worse happened and everybody were to be killed in a catastrophic event, he could take over the presidency. >> it turned out to be a little more than just a rumor. >>> gilbert arenas was just playing a joke when he pulled guns out in the locker room. you have new wrinkles for us. >> it's a joke that nobody finds funny. gilbert arenas admits he drew a gun, but was kidding around. a voluntary meeting with authorities. he took four unloaded guns out to play a joke on a teammate. he never threatened or assaulted anyone. he recognizes it was a mistake. he stored them in the locker to keep them away from his children. he could be looking at punishment by the league and the law. >>> plaxico burris is in jail on gun charges. devin harris thinks 75%
Jan 13, 2010 5:00am EST
krebs on this wednesday, january 13th. take a live look outside. beautiful picture of the washington monument this morning, pointing towards the skies which are basally clear right now, i believe. we'll find out from tom. 28 degrees, going to get warmer though. >> yes, finally. it does appear we have a warmup, but commencing beginning today, not a big warmup, we'll take every degree we can take. right now it's in the upper 20s in montgomery county and prince george's county, in the mid and upper 20s in fairfax and arlington counties, now 28 in washington, and in the 20s generally all around the region now. the windchills are getting better. the winds have died down a little bit. they're in the low 20s, and the view from space clear skies, a partly cloudy day with highs reaching near 40. that's near the average high of 42 this time of year. it ought to hit the mid 40s with lots of sunshine tomorrow. then near 50 on friday and again on saturday with morning lows near 30. we'll have increasing clouds saturday night. could be a storm system affecting us on sunday and into the first part
Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
, all as part of an airport security test. nbc's tom costello is live for us in washington. and in light of what's been happening since christmas day, this is all the more unbelievable. what can you tell us, tom? >> this is concerning. what happened is, the slovak authorities in central slovakia wanted to test their own security, so what they did was they put plastic explosives, nine separate pieces of it, into passengers' bags. the passengers didn't know it. their dogs picked up eight of those packages. however, one package of plastic explosives, about three ounces worth, traveled all the way to dublin. and then this man, by the way, who never was told that they were putting plastic explosives in his luggage, he picked up the luggage and took it home. it wasn't until three days later that the slovaks notified the irish about this. the irish didn't immediately know that the man had been unsuspecting and had literally just picked this up. they sent the equivalent of a s.w.a.t. team to that location you saw on television there, an apartment building, they kcord n cordoned off the whole are
Jan 6, 2010 11:00am EST
the overall atmosphere, what a change from only a year ago with all the excitement here in washington and the election and the swearing in of barack obama. >> and to that point, andrea, what does it say about barack obama? you have house speaker nancy pelosi, one headline says she zinged obama by saying there are a number of things he was saying on the campaign trail and that he anoud liberals by claiming he did not campaign on public option. what does this say about him? he is the leader of this party? >> she was a little bit defensive. she was reacting to a formal request from c-span to carry the live coverage of health care negotiations as he had promised during the campaign. that's the kind of promise that candidates make. it's awfully hard to do as a president. what they need, in fact, according to pelosi and the others on the hill is as much privacy as possible. that's not transparency and good government and all the rest, but that's the only way to get a good health care bill. she needs to persuade her members to go along with the senate because they have no margin for error in
Jan 8, 2010 4:30am EST
is in washington with details. >> reporter: one thing the president is not doing is he's not calling for a complete overhaul of our national security system. but he does say it needs some fine tuning and he's telling people within the intel against community to do a better job. umar farouk abdulmutallab faces a six count indictment. the 23-year-old nigerian is accused of attempting to use a mass deprugs instruction, trying to destroy an aircraft and attempting to murder 289 individuals. no one was seriously hurt in the botched christmas day attack, but the very fact that abdulmutallab was even on a u.s. plane has sparked a massive review of the nation's security. >> when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: president obama says the buck stops with him. but he's also demanding that the intelligence community do a better job. security agencies must now establish clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he's ordered improvements in the system for putting people on no-fly lists. >> we must follow the leads that we get. and we must pursue them unt
Jan 5, 2010 11:00am EST
. as we look at the temperatures now, just getting to near the freezing mark. 33 in washington at reagan national airport. elsewhere, it's right around 30 degrees. and we have the sunshine that has increased after the morning cloudiness and a few passing flurries. right now windchills are in the upper teens to around 20 degrees. so the winds are not as blustery. these are the current wind gusts. we've seen gusts to around 20 to 25 miles an hour and that's going to be the story for the rest of the afternoon. it's cold out in the mountains, again, there, still subfreezing and down into the teens. they started off this morning just near 10 degrees. now it's in the upper teens there and near 30 on the eastern shore. over the last six hours, we've seen the cloud cover breaking up and we'll have quite a bit of sunshine throughout the rest of the afternoon, but a few clouds racing through may produce a few passing flurries. highs just reaching the mid-30s and the northwest winds gusting around 10 to 25 miles an hour. could get a few more flurries overnight tonight. we'll talk about that and loo
Jan 5, 2010 4:30am EST
officials. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well this meeting is really a first step to improving communication in the intelligence community. the president is mostly focused on two areas, the u.s. terror watch list and airline screening. president obama plans to layout new steps today aimed at keeping the skies safe. he'll make the public statement after his big security meeting with officials this afternoon. they'll discuss how a nigerian man allegedly came so close to blowing up a u.s. jetliner and more importantly how to avoid another attack. >> with the terrorist on the plane coming in to detroit, we are not satisfied. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will be just one of the 20 agency heads at today's briefing. on monday, she vow order to close any gaps in the nation's security net. >> we're looking to see whether those procedures need to be changed, upgraded. >> reporter: some changes are already under way. the government has added dozens of names to the terrorist watch list and no-fly li
Jan 11, 2010 4:30am EST
. reid apologized, but gop leaders are calling for his resignation. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the comments from senator reid appear to be drawing more political lines than racial lines at the moment. some gop leaders say if the same comments were uttered by a republican, the kons quepconseq would be much more severe. >> reporter: comment harry reid made in private have republicans publicly calling for his resignation. in "game change," a book about the 2008 presidential campaign, the book describes president obama as an appealing candidate because he's, quote, light skinned and has no negro dialect. senator reid apologized for the rourke, but republicans see a double standard. >> democrats feel that they can say these things and they canal apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from then else, it's racism. >> reporter: democrats rallied behind reid. >> the president has accepted the poll guy and it would seem to meet matter should be closed. railroad the revelation is bad timing f
Jan 23, 2010 12:00pm EST
research was the washington navy yard, and what i do whenever i plan to go to an archive is i get in touch with the head archivist before i'm coming. and i say, this is my topic and this is what i want to do. you know, is it worth coming there? can you help me out? and that why i at least have some idea of the lay of the land before i go. well, the archivist there on the second day that i showed up, he had a little glint in his eye and he motioned me to come over. and he said, mr. schwab, he said, i have an idea for you. and he said, before i share my idea, he said what you promised me that when you finish your dissertation you will give me a copy? of the dissertation for the library. and that there becomes a book which i suspect it will, would you give us a copy of the book as well? and i said, sure. assuming you have a good idea of which i think you do. and he said well, he said, do you have time and money? to travel and do research? i said yes, i have some grants from the university. and he said well, he said, i think if you would go to various presidential libraries, perhaps starting w
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
changes the power dynamic in washington. republicans are celebrating. democrats are turning on each other. the nation's newest political phenomenon said he was headed to washington with a message for democrats. >> when there's trouble in massachusetts, rest assured there's trouble everywhere and they know it. >> reporter: scott brown, a republican state senator who used a truck to campaign, came on strong in boston's working class suburbs siphoning off union votes the democrat martha coakley had counted on. >> the recession has hit hard in a lot of working class neighborhoods. what were once democratic strong holds were hot beds of discontent here. >> reporter: in coakley's concession speech, she acknowledged she squandered a lead that two weeks ago seemed insurmountable. >> there will be wednesday morning quarterbacking about what happened and what went right and what went wrong. >> reporter: the blame game has already started. she ran a really bad campaign and they didn't ask us for help until it was too late carped one white house official. coakley campaign workers shot back that it wa
Jan 10, 2010 8:00am EST
husband, is moving back to his hometown in washington. what does this mean for the investigation? we'll speak to a woman that says she's susan's best friend. >> and she helped move him over the weekend. i'm going to talk about sports a little bit. here's the thing. none of us knew the big star names. you said because there are no new stars. you're going to look into that in a few minutes. will vancouver be a bust? or will the buzz grow? >> perhaps. >>> good morning. a deep freeze across much of the nation is being blamed for at least five death this is weekend. near atlanta, two boys were killed on a partially frozen pond. and a snowmobiling accident on a partially frozen lake in vermont killed three people. >>> president obama has forgiven harry reid for remarks made during the 2008 presidential campaign. reid is quoted as saying because obama is light skinned and quote no negro dialect, he could win the white house. >>> two afghan detainees died at bagram prison in 2002. >>> china is the biggest exporter in the world. china's exports rose last month, evidence of the ability to sell
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
: another article in the "washington post" -- back to your phone calls as we talk about health insurance exchanges. tallahassee, clinton on the republican line. caller: i had some concerns about the nature of the debate. my concerns were two fold. it seems strange to put these burdens on the states. medical providers seemed to dwindle and of course, more people will be in need. some people, unfortunately -- there is a stigma associated with medicaid. some people also know that if you have medicare, it is harder for primary care providers to find a provider for medicare. it would seem that had the specter of the stigma is growing taller, whether they are eligible due to circumstances, seemed to becoming second-class citizens, and this is slipping away from the debate. i could go on for quite some time about this, but i wonder if anyone will address these issues of the dwindling pool of primary care providers and the stigma that some of these existing plants are getting, not to mention the stigma of the public plan. where are these providers going to come from with the ever- increasing cos
Jan 4, 2010 9:00am EST
's tom costello is live from washington, d.c., with more. there have been, tom, as you know, two main concerns about this. one is privacy, but the other is effectiveness. >> if you talk to the security experts, they believe that these full body scans are really the most effective piece of technology that we have right now or that exists to be able to deter any type of a terrorist attack. essentially, it sees underneath the clothing, and that's where you have the privacy issues. but to give you a sense of how widely used they are, 40 are now in use in the united states. the tsa is deploying another 150 or so in the first quarter of the year, or about the first few months of the year. and then it has the money for 300 more. there are two types of these full body imaging machines. one uses, essentially, radio waves that bounce radio waves off of you to create this image. and the other one literally uses very low doses, and we mean, very low doses of radiation. so right now, we have 40 of the these radiowave machines in use, 150 of the low-dose radiation waves on the way. but privacy is t
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